Chopper Poppa is Kyle Bradford a father of two. He is passionate about his children and fatherhood. He recently invited me to join him for his podcast Fatherhood Wide Open. We discussed a post I had written when I first started my blog. “The Fortress of Solitude” was a post I wrote while thinking about what it means to be a man and how I can best influence my boys to reaching this ideal. Kyle and I discussed the difference between authentic manhood and a facade of manliness designed to emotionally isolate oneself from others. We discussed how parents unintentionally lock their boys into a fortress of solitude and some important ways to protect them from relational isolation. Follow the link below to hear more of the discussion.